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By Mona Simpson

Mona Simpson's first novels, Anywhere yet Here and The misplaced Father, gained her literary renown and a large following. Now, in her 3rd novel, the narrator Ann Atassi has been changed through a third-person narrator recounting the adventures of younger Jane di Natali, however the topic is still a similar: the hunt for, and the try and comprehend, the absent father.

This time the daddy is a millionaire biotechnology tycoon named Tom Owens.  Into Owens's charmed existence comes Jane, born out of wedlock, raised in communes, and now dispatched into  his care by way of a mom who's now not in a position to delivering it; Tom is much from prepared for this accountability. enthusiasts of Simpson's past novels aren't upset by way of this expedition into the cracked global of kin relatives.

"Simpson is an attentive observer and a fluent stylist, however it is the section of sophisticated shock that pulls us via those pages, the magnetism of an unique brain that holds us fast."
--Booklist

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